Mayor Joe Riley declared Thursday “Bring Your Boat to Work Day” in Charleston.
Don’t forget the life jackets.
In a related story, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles announced today that from now on all driver’s license road tests in Charleston will be taken only on days that it rains.
They figure that if you can get through a rainy day rush hour in the Lowcountry, you’re good to go.
OK, they didn’t really say that. But they should.
A little water on the road – what was it, 2, maybe 3 feet? – and all of the sudden everyone forgets how to steer and how to brake. We’re not saying it was bad, but the Charleston Harbor water taxi was dropping folks off at the Market. (You know, an enterprising businessman would open a kayak rental store next to Wild Wings.)
So it was a little hectic this morning with rush hour, high tide and heavy rain colliding at the same time. Some people thought they were driving down Ashley River Road, but they were really trudging through the Ashley River. We have bridges people, use them.
The best thing you can do in a situation like this is slow down. Rain is a great excuse to be late to work. Tell ‘em you got stuck behind a guy with an ark. He was trying to put two of everything aboard, but he couldn’t find a second Democrat.
Scenes from today’s rush hour: